Strive Festival

Friday 5 August 2016 - Sunday 7 August 2016

Strive festival is Southbank Centre's flagship festival for 15- to 25-year-olds. Created by and for young people, the festival celebrates and showcases the creativity and potential of a promising generation.

Whether you are a thinker, speaker, dreamer, or creator, there is something at Strive festival for you.

With three days of outstanding music, dance, poetry, performance and more, Strive leaves you inspired, helping to unleash your creativity.

How do I attend?

Book for one day, or come for the whole weekend with our day pass wristband, which gives you access to the Saturday or Sunday events. Alternatively, you can book a ticket for the whole Weekend.

Special Strive Offer and Concerts – £5 tickets for under-25s As part of Strive festival, we have a £5 ticket offer for several performances in Royal Festival Hall. More information is coming soon.

Free events across the site

Strive showcases talented musicians, dancers, film and more across the site for free. You can also visit our Strive Market, which features gifts and other items created by young designers and artists.

How do I get involved?

Markets We are looking for the next generation of talented entrepreneurs, artists, makers and creators to share their skills and showcase their businesses in our Strive Market.

Film Want to get your work screened at Strive festival? This is an opportunity for you to show off your creations at the country’s biggest arts venue.

To get involved, email

Strive Juice Southbank Centre's Food Market will be here for the entirety of Strive festival. As part of our deal for Strive wristband holders, Elephant Juice Bar will be offering freshly blended juice for just £1. Show your wristband at the stall to get your juice!